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Inauguration Day 2009

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  CSPAN    Inauguration Day 2009    Series/Special. Highlights  
   from the 2009 inauguration day.  

    January 20, 2013
    12:00 - 1:59am EST  

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[applause] >> i'm joe biden. i am the father of two great sons. one is about to be sworn in as
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an officer of the united states navy. i will introduce you to the whole family. my daughter, who is a social worker. and my daughter in law on the left. my number three granddaughter, 9 number two granddaughter, nine no. 4 granddaughter -- my number two granddaughters, my no. 4 granddaughter, my oldest granddaughter who is a freshman in college now, naomi. and my third son.
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i told my daughter when she married, if you change your mind, i'm keeping him. [laughter] i'm very proud of them although i would be happy to claim as my this is a family affair. kids, grandkids, moms, dads. you all get it. you get what it is so important today. we still have 68,000 troops in harm's way in some of the most godforsaken territory in the world. one of the things that you all know -- they are not looking for
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anything. but knowing that you remember. that we back home remember, we know what is going on. this is an important piece of the equation. another important piece as they started the organization, their families, -- [indiscernible] fighting these two wars. thank god we ended one in iraq and we are ending the second one as well. 99% of the nation owes them a debt for what they are doing. there is a great phrase from keats. to the mothers and fathers, husbands, wives, children, we
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say thank you. you are serving as well. this is bigger than our veterans -- this is a day of service. i am a little older than everybody else up here. dr. king was one of my heroes. shhe viewed -- he has gotten bigger and bigger as the years go by, this notion of service. whatever affects one directly affects the other. you are it knowledge in that
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today. -- acknowledging that today. we have to move back to reaching out to people. this is like preaching to the choir, i know, but we want to thank you. the measure success by what all men and women can achieve. i think the country is on the cusp of doing some great things. one of the guys i admire greatly, president bush -- he said we have within our reach
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the promise of a renewed america. we can buy meaning finding some higher purpose than ourselves. what this country is all about as possibilities. i want to thank you for believing as deeply as i do and my family does about the possibility. i'm confident we will do just that. thank you for what you are doing. god bless you. [applause]
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>> first lady michelle obama and jill biden hosting a kids' inagural ball for children of men and women serving in the military. to honor and celebrate the service and sacrifice of the military as part of the official inaugural activities. the first lady's book to the audience at the washington convention center. -- spoke to the audience at the washington convention center. >> good evening. i am a fourth grade student in newport news, virginia. my mother is in the navy. i am honored to introduce this evening dr. jill biden, the second lady of the united states. [applause]
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dr. biden is married to the vice-president, joe biden. had she is a mother and a grandmother. and she is a great teacher, too. she teaches english at a community college in northern virginia. she is a strong supporter of military families, along with the first lady, michelle obama, dr. biden started encouraging us to support military families like mine terry ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, clique welcome the second lady of the united states, dr. jill biden -- like mine. ladies and gentlemen, boys and welcome thelease second lady of the united states, dr. jill biden. >> hello everyone.
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thank you for that wonderful introduction. i am so proud of him and i know you brought some other kids from lee hall elementary. it is so good to see all of you. i want to thank your mom and their whole family for their service to our country. jr martinez, it is always a wonderful to see you. thank you for your service and all that you continue to do for our military families. the first lady and i are so excited to be here with all these military kids. i want to give a special welcome to some very brave kid from the delaware army national guard, of 183rd military police company.
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a few weeks ago, i was with them when their mom's or dad's were deployed to afghanistan. i want you all to know that we are so proud of you. we will be here for you when your moms and dads are away. the first lady and i knew from the start that we wanted to celebrate the strength and service of our military family -- families. that is why we started joining forces, our efforts to join americans to find ways to honor in support our troops, veterans, and military families. in joining forces is especially important to me because i know something about being a military mom. our son beau is a major in the delaware army national guard. he was a iraq.
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he has two children, so i know first hand just how important it is for a top to have everyone support --their friends, their teachers, and their entire communities when mom or dad is away. we want tonight to be one special when that our country shows all of you just how much we appreciate everything you are doing for our country. and we're so excited to be here with you tonight, here with everyone. now i would like to introduce someone else who is so proud of you and excited to be here. she has been working so hard for military families. please welcome my great friend and partner, first lady michelle obama. [applause]
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>> wow. thank you so much. thank you, kill. thank you, jill. how is everybody doing? how are you having fun? are you excited to be here for the inauguration? we are excited he could join us tonight here in washington and from all across the country and around the world by video. we have kids from fort hood that are here. we have folks who have joined us from her joined based pearl harbor. we have folks from patterson air
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force base. we have folks from camp pendleton here with us. airwe've got coast guard station clearwater here as well. [applause] in the wonderful kids from naval air station to lead the pledge of allegiance -- who lead the pledge of allegiance. we have some very special guests here as well. your parents. so let's give them a round of applause. they're right there. wave to 'em! they can see you. [applause] inauguration is a pretty big deal. the president and the vice-
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president are sworn in. there all these inagural balls. we had a wonderful day of service today. and hundreds of thousands of people come from all 50 states to join in the celebration. i loved every single minute of it. but my very favorite part of this entire weekend is being right here with all of you. [applause] because for me, this is what inauguration is all about. it is about celebrating who we are as americans and all the things that make this country so great. when i think about who we are, of what makes america great, i think about all of you. our men and women in lloyd --, uniform, our military spouses and our amazing military kids.
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that is why we wanted to host this event. we are not the only ones that wanted to pay tribute to all of you today. when we said we wanted to host a concert to honor our military kids, everyone wanted to be here. usher wanted to be here. katy perry one to be here. nick cannon. the folks from "glee" and all the other amazing performers. they wanted to be here, too. they are not here for me. they are not here for dr. biden theory they are here for all of you. -- dr. biden. they are here for all of you agree they know the kind of sacrifices you make every day. aquino that a military to its contents -- did you know that a military kid attends 6-9 schools
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by the time they graduate from high school? just imagine the courage it takes to be the new kids, to walk through the doors of a new school every couple of years. to have to make new friends again and again. womenu inoknow our men and in uniform often have to be away from their families for months, sometimes years. think about the level of maturity required for military kids during those times. think about how they have to step up at home without even being asked. taking out the trash when that is not there, helping brothers and sisters with their homework when mom is a way. and about how hard it is for military kids to be apart from the people they love most. how they missed their moms and dads every day and would do anything to have them back home. that's just a glimpse of what it
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means to be a military kid. it means always thinking about things that are so much bigger than yourself. it means growing up just a little faster and working just a little harder than other kids. and it means doing the greatest thing you can ever do with your life at such a young age, and that is to serve our country. military kits,s make no mistake about it, you are an important part of the greatest military on earth. [applause] by supporting your families, you are helping to protect this country and keep every single one of us safe. you are doing that. dr. biden and i are so incredibly proud of you all.
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every day we are proud of you. our husbands are proud. the vice-president, the president, they are proud of you. in the coming years as these wars are drawn to an end and we draw down our troops, i want you to know, you and your families, that we will not be drawing down our work to support you. we will be doing just opposite. because the fact is that today, we have a greater obligation to serve you than ever c4. we will do everything in our power to meet that obligation, to make sure our military families get the benefit they have burnt -- they have earned. in the coming months and years through joining forces, dr. biden and i, we will keep calling on americans to
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translate the love and pride that we all feel into action that makes a real difference for you and your families. every single one of us has a role to play here. i encourage everyone watching tonight to go to joiningforces.gov and find out how you can give back to a military family. we cannot rest for be satisfied until we are serving all of you as well as yet served this country. you all deserve nothing less. and with that, there is someone else here tonight who would like to show her appreciation for you all. she is our final performer for this evening. should we bring her out? are you ready? [applause] are you really ready? [applause] then it is my pleasure to
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introduce the fabulous katy perry! [applause] >> president obama talked about his recent proposals for producing gun violence the unveiled earlier this week. he asked the american people to find out where their representatives stand on the issue. james lankford deliver the republican and just in which called on the president to submit a budget that addresses the national debt and what he called uncontrolled spending.
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>> this week i announced a series of concrete steps to take to protect our children and communities from gun violence. these proposals grew out of meetings vice-president of biden and his task force held over the last month with more than 200 different groups, from parents to teachers, to religious leaders and mental health professionals. in the weeks ahead, i will do everything in my power to make them a reality. while we may not be able to prevent every senseless act of violence in this country, if there is even one thing we can do to reduce it, if even one life can be saved, we have an obligation to try. my administration has taken a series of actions right away from strengthening our background check system to helping schools hire more resource officers to directing the centers for disease control to study the best ways to reduce gun violence. the truth is making a real and lasting difference all -- also requires congress that act.
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it is time for congress to acquire a universal background check for anyone trying to buy a gun. the law requires licensed gun dealers to perform these tax -- checks but as many as 40% of all gun purchases are conducted without one. that is not fair to responsible gun buyers or sellers. an overwhelming majority of americans agree that anyone try to buy a gun to the least have to prove they are not a felon or someone legally prohibited from owning one. that is just common sense. second, congress should restore a ban on military-style assault weapons and a ten round limit for magazines. when the assault rifles, when combined with high-capacity magazines, have one purpose only -- to fire as many bullets as possible as quickly as possible. these weapons have no place i our communities. a majority of the american people agree with me. finally, congress needs to make
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it easier for law enforcement to do its job. we should get tougher on people who buy guns only to turn around and sell them criminals. at a time when many communities have been forced to make cuts to their police force, we should put more cops back on the job and on the streets. like most americans, i believe the second amendment guarantees an individual's right to bear arms. we have a sta vast majority of s act responsibly. but the possible the most gun owners believe we can respect the second amendment while keeping a lawbreaking you from causing harm on a national scale. none of this will be easy. already we're seeing pendants and special interest lobbyists calling in the attempt at common-sense reform and all out assault on liberty. not because that is true but that is because they have -- that is because -- that is how they get higher ratings and make more money.
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this time, it cannot be up to them. it has to be up to you. you want this time to be different. then i need your help to make it different. ask your member of congress and this support universal background checks and renewing a ban on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. if the answer is no, ask them why not. at the mine and a grade from the gun lobby is -- ask them why an a grade from the gun lobby is more important in keeping our kids say. i got a later -- letter from 8- year-old riddle in brooklyn, new york. she wrote children to be safe, especially in school. she is counting on last. let's get this done for her and all the other children in this country. let's make sure this country is
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a safer place for all children to learn and to grow. thanks and have a great weekend. >> hello, i'm congressman james lankford and the great state of oklahoma. though we disagree on many areas of politics, i join my fellow americans in pledging to pray for the constant -- the president, his family, and our nation. we have a difficult economic times. millions of americans are still out a work on the cost of groceries, gas, at health care continues to rise. we have never caught increase spending and federal debt faster than we have in this period. in proverbs, it says it wise man leaves an inheritance for his children's children. unfortunately, washington is controlling -- consuming our children's inheritance. federal spending is dragging our economy down. it is time for democrats and
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republicans to work together to create a plan to get our nation and families back on track. every family and every business has a budget. our nation should have a budget as well. every year the president is required by law to submit a budget proposal to congress by february 4. the obama administration has already informed congress that for the fourth time in five years, it will be late submitting a budget to your representatives. the president has already missed more budget deadlines than any of his predecessors. the house and senate are also required by law to submit a budget each year. by april 15, tax day. the democratic one senate has not approved such a resolution in almost four years. this is not the result of washington gridlock. harry reid said it would be foolish for his party and then does the senate to produce a budget. we disagree. with more than $16 trillion in
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debt, we believe is foolish not to have a budget. in the house, and it will again meet our legal obligations to pass the budget on time. our budget will moderate spending, pay our bills, and keep the government running. it will be planned to slowly but surely, what our nation out of debt, deficit, and declined garrett on your behalf, we will insist the democrats who run the rest of washington to the same. this debate is often argued in numbers and figures but it is really about and families like yours that bear the burden of a slow economy. constant uncertainty and. ever-changing government rules chase our jobs and opportunities overseas. when day to day life costs more and jobs pay less, we do not solve the problem by delaying our cattle decision -- spending decisions, raising taxes, or refusing to answer the most pressing economic challenges. with the swearing in of a new
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congress and the inauguration of president obama, this is an opportunity for a fresh start. government debt affects all of us. republicans will not to to provide a blank check for uncontrolled spending and constant nickel and dime tax increases. we should gut washington's budget, your budget. these are the challenges of our times. we have the guidance of great leaders in the past who have faced tougher challenges than this with grace and dignity. like dr. martin luther king unit. dr. king once said life's most persistent and urgent question is what are you doing for others? it is a good word for all of us. regardless of our differences, we all have the same dreams for a better future for our kids and grandkids. i pay my children will grow up your -- with your children in an
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asian they can enjoy the freedom that has uniquely been the united states of america. >> i do solemnly swear -- >> this weekend, the 57 presidential inauguration. president obama begins his second term dairy sunday, the official ceremony at the white house, live shortly before noon. monday, the public inaugural ceremonies with the swearing in at noon eastern at the u.s. capitol and other inaugural festivities, including the capitol luncheon and afternoon trade. but all that coverage begins at 7:00 a.m. eastern time on c- span. throughout the day, the conversation by phone, on facebook and don twitter -- and on twitter. >> throughout inauguration day,
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our web site will have added features, including video feed from our c-span crews. video-on-demand at the day's major events, and a visible -- visual blog page. all at c-span.org. >> next, highlights, 20009 and migration of president obama. -- highlight from the 2009 in auguratino of president obama. >> i thought it was important for the historical record to present our perspective. also i think currently for people to understand there were different policy choices and options.
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and if we want to prevent another crisis from happening, i felt the public needed to engage more on financial reform, educate themselves better, make it an issue with their elected officials. i have some policy recommendations. >> the former head of the federal deposit insurance corp., sheila bair. her book is "bull by the horns." sunday night at 8:00 on c-span's q&a. >> in 2009, president obama attended a service at st. john's applicable church from across the white house. and they went to the capital for the health and inaugural address. here is a look from the
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activities of 2009 carried .
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>> ladies and gentlemen. the chief justice of the united states and the associate justices of the supreme court of the united states. ♪
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>> ladies and gentlemen, mr. william m daley, mr. john w rogers junior, mr. patrick g ryan -- cochairs of the 56th presidential inaugural committee. and the executive director of the 56 presidential inaugural committee. ♪
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>> ladies and gentlemen, the president elect cabinet. >> you are my hero. >> thank you. >> inks for taking care of those people from indiana. -- thanks for taking care of .hose people from indiana
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>> ladies and gentlemen, please
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>> ladies and gentlemen, former vice president walter mondale, former vice president al gore,
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accompanied by mrs. gore. and former vice president dan quayle. >> ladies and gentlemen, please rise as the color guard presents our national colors.
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♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, please take your seats. ♪
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♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, jimmy carter and mrs. rosalynn carter.
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[applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, the
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41st president of the united states, george h. w. bush and barbara bush. ladies and gentlemen, th
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>> ladies and gentlemen, the 42nd president of the united states, william jefferson clinton and senator hillary rodham clinton. [applause]♪
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>> ladies and gentlemen, the children of the vice president elect.
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>> ladies and gentlemen, the doctors of the president-elect, malia obama and sasha obama. [applause]
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♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the first lady, mrs. laura bush.
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>> [crowd chanting "obama"]
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>> ladies and gentlemen, mrs. michelle obama and dr. jill i didnbiden. ♪
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>> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, the honorable george walker bush. with senator mitch mcconnell, house republican leader representative john boehner, and secretary for the minority,
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david chapa. ♪
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>> has deputy sergeant at arms, senator harry reid, house majority leader. [applause]
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>> ladies and gentlemen, the president elect of the united states, joseph r aydin junior -- r. biden junior.
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[crowd chanting "obama!"] >> ladies and gentlemen,
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accompanying the president- elect, the committee for inaugural ceremonies, the senate sergeant at arms, gainer, wilson living good, chairman of the joint congressional committee on inaugural sermon -- the ramones, diane feinstein. house majority leader, house republican leader, john boehner. ♪
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>> ladies and gentlemen, the president-elect of the united states, barack h. obama. [applause] [cheers and applause] ♪
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[cheers and applause] [chanting "obama!"] >> ladies and gentlemen, please take your seats.
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ladies and gentlemen, the chairman of the congressional committee on inaugural ceremonies, the honorable diane feinstein. [cheers and applause] >> mr. president and vice president, mr. president elect and vice president elect, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the inauguration of the 44th president of the united states of america. [applause] the world is watching today as our great democracy engages in this peaceful transition of power. here on the national mall where
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we remember the founders of our nation and those who fought to make it free, we gathered to etch another line in the solid stone of history. the freedom of a people to choose its leaders is the root of liberty. in a world where political strife is often settled with the violence, we come here every four years to bestow the power of the presidency upon our democratically elected leaders. those who doubt the supremacy of the ballot over the bullet can never diminish the power engendered by nonviolence struggles for justice and equality, like the one that made this day possible. no triumph tainted by brutality can ever match the sweet victory
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of this of this hour and what it means to those who marched and died to make it a reality. our work is not yet finished. future generations will march this morning for real and necessary change in our nation. they will look back and remember that this was the moment when the dream that once echoed across history, from the steps of the lincoln memorial to finally reach the walls of the white house. [cheers and applause] it is that spirit that we not only inaugurates a new administration, we have the hope, vision, unity, and the renewed call to greatness inspired by the 44th president of the united states, barack obama. thank you and god bless america.
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at this time, i call upon dr. rick warren, pastor of a church in lake forest, california, to provide an invocation. [applause] >> let us pray. almighty god, our father, everything we see and everything we can't see exist because of you alone. it all comes from you and it all belongs to you and it all exists for your glory. history is your story. the scripture tells us that the lord is our god. the lord is one. you are compassionate and merciful one.
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you are loving to everyone you have made. today we rejoice in america's peaceful transfer of power for the 44th time. we celebrate a hinge point in history with the inauguration of our first african-american president of the united states. [cheers and applause] we are so grateful to live in this land, a land of unequal possibility, where the son of an african immigrant can rise to the highest level of leadership. we know today that dr. king and a great cloud of witnesses are shouting in heaven. give to our new president, barack obama, a wisdom to lead us with humility, the kurds to--
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the courage to lead us with integrity, -- the courage to lead us with integrity. bless and protect him, vice president and cabinet, and every one of our freely elected leaders. help us, o god, to remember that we are americans not united by race, religion, or blood, but our commitment to freedom and justice for all. when we focus on ourselves, when we fight each other, forgive us. we presume that our greatness prosperity is ours alone, forgive us. as we face these difficult days ahead, may we have a new clarity
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in our aims, responsibility in our actions, humility in our approaches, and stability in our attitudes even when we differ -- and civility in our attitudes when we differ. please help us to seek the common good of all. may all people of good will join together to work for a more just, a more healthy, and more prosperous nation and a peaceful planet. may we never forget that one day all nations and all peoples will stand accountable before you. we now submit our new president
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and his wife, michelle, and his daughters, malia and sasha, into your humble care. jesus taught us to pray our father who art in heaven hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven, give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. amen.
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[cheers and applause] >> i'm so pleased to introduce world renowned musical artist aretha franklin to sing "my country 'tis of thee." [cheers and applause] ♪ [cheers and applause] ♪ my country tis of thee sweet land of liberty, of thee i sing
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land where my fathers died land of the pilgrims' pride from every mountainside let freedom ring!♪
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let freedom ring yeah, yeah, yeah, freedom, let it ring oh, let it ring oh, let it ring let it ring let it, let it, let it ring ♪ let it ring let it ring♪
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[cheers and applause] >> please join in welcoming my colleague from utah, the honorable robert bennett. [applause] >> it is my great honor to introduce associate justice of the supreme court of the united states, john paul stevens, who will administer the oath of office to the vice president elect. will you all please stand?
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>> i, joseph robinette biden, swear i will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies foreign and domestic. that i will bear true faith and allegiance to the same. i take this obligation freely. >> without any reservation or purpose of evasion. >> without any reservation or purpose of evasion. i will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of which i'm about to enter.
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>> so help you god. >> so help me god. thank you, mr. justice. [cheers and applause] [fanfare sounds]♪
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>> it is my pleasure to introduce the unique musical performance of itzhak perlman, yo-yo ma, gabriela montreo, and anthony mcgill. [cheers and applause] arranged for this occasion by john williams. ♪ ♪
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